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Tallgrass Oasis - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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484 Ratings

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 23
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oasis is a Double ESB/IPAish beer that came about from playing around with one of Jeff’s favorite homebrew recipes. Here at Tallgrass we love malt and we love hops, and this beer has both of them in record quantities; well, at least records for our baby brewery.

At a hefty 7.2% ABV and 93 IBU, Oasis is a big beer that has to be priced a bit higher than our regular line of beers. We think that once you taste the over-the-top hops and surprisingly sturdy malt backbone you will realize why it’s worth it.

Definitely not a fruit-extract seasonal shandy, this beer is meant to be enjoyed on the back porch, the front porch, or even on the stoop. What's a stoop? Well, it's a good place to drink beer, is what it is.

(Beer added by: twiggamortis420 on 11-12-2009)
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Photo of scruffwhor
3.63/5  rDev -6%

Thanks to my buddy NJG for picking up this brew for me during his travels.

Light tarnish to this copper colored brew. Good two finger head after the pour and some foam-age and lacing for all sixteen ounces. There's a few small bubbles rising from the sides of the glass.

Citrusy nose from the start, fresh orange peel and some toasted citric rinds as well. There's a good toasted, bready malt backbone behind this beers aroma as well.

Citrus bitterness upfront. Moist orange peel hop resiny palate. The middle and finish is chewy and a little more malty. Faint musty breads and biscuits. Bitter from start to finish that's for sure. Some West coast style bitterness from the heart of America, maybe? Definetly worth checking out if you can get your hands on it.

scruffwhor, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of dunix
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

WoodburyMN, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of ironstein
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

ironstein, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of SammyD
4/5  rDev +3.6%

SammyD, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of dubmax
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

dubmax, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3.9/5  rDev +1%

A- Pours a deep red-copper color with a thick, light-brown head, leaves thin lacing

S- Sweet caramel malt, light alcohol, moderate floral hop

T- Nice backing hop bitterness throughout, slightly sweet malt with a little nuttiness to it, good malt-hop balance

M- Moderate carbonation, moderate-heavy mouthfeel, nice warming, light lingering finish, good drinkability

stampfler07, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ssimpson89, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Chucker17, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of BEERWOLF1951
3/5  rDev -22.3%

BEERWOLF1951, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of frogfan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

frogfan, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Yay, tall boy cans, thanks to bunkrock (Reddit).

As much as I love cans, they are a bitch to pour, and it rises up a huge frothy and creamy 4 finger head that fades fairly slowly with lots of lacing, over fairly hazy auburn amber reddish orange color.

Nose has some big-ol hops. Big earthy hops mostly, with a light candied orange peel and candy like hops aroma, a little floral and fruity, and smells like lots of bittering hops. Malts are a plenty as well, with a big malty sweetness in the aroma alone, with a hint of toasty reddish caramel malts, and touch of toffee.

Taste starts slightly creamy, a little creamy malt base, and quickly comes the sweetness with a big malty flavor, caramel and toffee, a little candy, and chewy. Hops are there as well, fairly bitter, with some light spicy and plenty earthy, little grassy hop character that hits a plateau early but remains fairly bitter throughout. Just a bit of candied orange peel hop character, it really seems creamy and chewy like they put oats in it. Finish is still fairly sweet, more candy and caramel toffee flavors, more bitterness that ramps a bit on the finish and sticks around forever it seems, and a bit more earthy light citrus bitterness.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, creamy and chewy, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, lots of hops, lots of malts, both go together well, nothing out of place, tasty, nice long bitter finish that doesn't disappoint, but with all that doesn't really go above and beyond.

jlindros, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of skyisland
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

skyisland, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ChrisMon02, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from a "tall-boy" can into a standard pint glass.
Deep copper/amber in color, with a big, fluffy head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Sweet toasted malt, faint hop note
Taste-Almost a malt-bomb. Sweet toasted malt in wave after wave. Not much hop appearance here. Overly sweet for a double IPA. Perhaps not the right style category for this beer.

hosehead83, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

fuzzcherry, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

baybum, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

A: The beer is hazy amber orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense beige head that gradually died down and left a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of pine resin hops along with some notes of citrus hops.
T: Like the smell, flavors of pine resin hops stand out in the overall taste, which has a moderate amount of bitterness with notes of citrus hops. Hints of caramel malts are also present and become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little maltier compared to other IPAs and hides its alcohol very well.

metter98, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -22.3%

crobinso, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is a dark caramel copper color. A thick, foamy cream colored head recedes to a light film with spotty, sticky lacing on the glass.

The beer smells malty and sweet up front, with floral, grapefruit hops in the end.

The beer tastes Slightly malty and sweet to begin. Then an almost uncanny salty note comes in, like pretzels. This gives way to the hoppy, bitter grapefruit finish. It's got balance.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall, an interesting journey from malts to hops. It's decent, but this will be a one-off.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of CWhite
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

CWhite, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +1%

Looks nice. Nose is pretty good. Flavor is workin' too. Nice little smack to the mouth. This double ipa carries a more mature tone to it in that there is a level of balance and seems to carry a malty backbone that works very well with the hops. It's not trying to obliterate your palate with hop ridiculousness. This is the third in my recent exposure to Tallgrass, and I must say I wholeheartedly approve. I'll try anything from this brewery at this point.

RblWthACoz, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of spoonhawk
3/5  rDev -22.3%

spoonhawk, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of WestSideAmish
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

WestSideAmish, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of M_Burkey
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

M_Burkey, Aug 18, 2012
Tallgrass Oasis from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.